A boat built in 1938 is still cruising the St. Croix River, hosting Bayport, Minnesota company Andersen Windows’ clients and employees.
Jason Davis, of WCCO’s On the Road program, took a trip on the river and learned about its history and continuing role with the window manufacturer:
The program includes this notable item:
Its finest hour was a memorable occasion during World War II when the ship was called up by the government for a surprising duty. The “Glengarry” was stationed in the Mississippi River in St. Paul to watch for German submarines that had the effrontery to try and attack the Twin Cities.
According to an article on this website, the boat showcases the company’s work:
Although the hull of the boat had been built at the Joseph Dingle Boat Works in St. Paul, Mr. Andersen stipulated that the deck and cabins be built by Andersen craftsmen under the direction of the boat’s designer, Fred W. Dingle. The windows on the Glengarry represent some of the earliest custom products made by Andersen Corporation. There are only two square windows on the boat. The rest are slightly sloped to match the gentle slope of the hull from forward to aft.